Apple Watch Cyber Monday deals: Your guide to picking up a bargain

What you need to know about getting an Apple smartwatch on the cheap

Black Friday may be over, but that doesn't mean you've missed your chance to pick up an Apple Watch on the cheap.

With Cyber Monday, you're given one last opportunity to rake in the savings, and luckily there's plenty of places to scout around and find the best smartwatch for you - whether that's the brand new Series 3 or older Series 2 and Series 1.

But, as you may have discovered over the last few days, not all deals are created equally. That's why we've rounded up the best deals for those in the US and the UK, as well as provided direction on which Apple Watch you should opt for this Cyber Monday.

Should I choose a cheap Apple Watch?

So why should you plump for a cheap Series 2 over the Series 3? Well, the Series 2 is a fantastic smartwatch, and has some of the best on-paper features.

If you're not hung up about LTE and the extra $5 a month on your phone bill, you get a waterproof, GPS smartwatch, with a heart rate monitor, and all the new features from watchOS4. For most, the older generation makes more sense, but for a more in-depth look at how the two compare, read on below.

Best US Apple Watch Cyber Monday deals

Apple Watch Black Friday deals: Your guide to picking up a bargain

Here's the top Apple Watch deals in the US...

Apple Watch Series 2, 42mm, silver - $299, down from $329 - Best Buy

Apple Watch Nike+, 38mm, space gray - $269, down from $299 - Best Buy

Apple Watch Series 2, 42mm, steel - $429, down from $549 - Best Buy

Apple Watch Series 2, 38mm Case – $279 (save $90) - Dicks Sporting Goods

Apple Watch Nike+, 42mm Case – $329 (save $70) - Dicks Sporting Goods

Best UK Apple Watch Cyber Monday deals

Apple Watch Black Friday deals: Your guide to picking up a bargain

Similar to the situation across the pond, there's also plenty of Apple Watch deals spinning around the web for those in the UK. Here's the best currently available:

Apple Watch Series 2, 38mm, gold - £259, down from £289 - Argos

Apple Watch Series 2, 38mm, steel - £449, down from £479 - Argos

Apple Watch Series 1, 38mm, silver - £229, down from £269, Very

Apple Watch Series 1, 42mm, rose gold - £259, down from £299, Very

Save a minimum of £20 on the Apple Watch Series 3 when you trade in your old smartwatch - Currys

Which Apple Watch should you look at?

Apple Watch Black Friday deals: Your guide to picking up a smartwatch bargain

This all depends on what you're looking for from your smartwatch. The key difference between the Series 2 and Series 3 is the introduction of LTE in the latter, which allows you to make and take calls from the wrist without your phone being present. If that's the kind of thing you'd take advantage of on a regular basis, it's probably best you steer clear of older generations and see if you can scout about for a Series 3 deal.

As for the differences between Series 1 and Series 2, well, there's a bit more of a gap. The latter was the first in the line to offer GPS, meaning you can go out on runs without being tethered to your phone for location tracking. Unfortunately, those who want the feature will be left disappointed if they opt for the Series 1.

Essential reading: Apple Watch Series 2 v Series 3

There's also the speed progression between generations to consider, since each iteration features newer chips that improve performance around the Watch. It's not the biggest factor when breaking down deals, but certainly worth bearing in mind.


The best smartwatch deals on Amazon

Fitbit Ionic
Fitbit Ionic
$299
Fossil Q Marshal
Fossil Q Marshal
$153.45
Apple Watch
Apple Watch
$253.85
Asus ZenWatch 3
Asus ZenWatch 3
$199

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